We offer a variety of drop in and pre-registered yoga classes for adults aged 16+.
Our studio can hold 25 mats comfortably, and our average class size is 10.
We are fully equipped with bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets, and specialty class props such as chairs and slings.
We rent mats for $1, and sell mats and other yoga goods in our retail shop such as joy-a-toes, bolsters, eye pillows etc.
Mondays 5:15pm with Roxanne. 75 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
Long held floor postures (up to 5 minutes per pose). Deeply therapeutic, meditative and nourishing; this class operates on three basic principles: 1) Use of breath to ease tension 2) Hold poses for time 3) Allow without pushing. Find an appropriate place (an edge) that allows you to soften and move deeper simultaneously. Students feel deeply relaxed, and uplifted and often report a (good!) soreness in the muscles the next day.
KARMA HATHA FLOW
Thursdays and Mondays 7-8:15pm with Lesley. 75 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
This is an all levels hatha flow community class accessible to all. Karma is an exchange of energy recognizing that what we put out we get back. Your donation for this class is an expression of what you receive. Suggested donation $5-$20.
Tuesdays 5:30pm with Mary. 60 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
This practice is strong and dynamic and designed to work up a sweat. The room is heated to 25-30 degrees, and it is recommended to bring a hand towel and water bottle. We do not use props in this class, however if you have your own and would like to bring them feel free!
Wednesdays at 6pm with April. 60 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. The poses are held for a longer period of time and teach us how to cultivate awareness by bringing our attention to the areas we hold tension, so that we may learn to consciously let go. Simple poses and the use of props make the practice accessible to all levels of experience.
Tuesdays (starting July 2) and Fridays 5pm with Mary. 60-75 min.
We’re taking our yoga outside for the remainder of the Spring Session! We’ll meet at the studio and head to Esperanza trail head at Soames for a little mini woodsy bootcamp and meditation with a view at the top! Bring a water bottle and a towel.
(PLEASE NOTE: This class will be “108 Sun Salutations” led by Liat on June 21st (International Yoga Day, and Summer Solstice) followed by a beach potluck celebration!
INTRO TO ASHTANGA YOGA
Saturdays May 25, June 1, 8, 15 (Leading up to June 21st International Yoga Day 108 Sun Salute Solstice Celebration!) 4pm with Liat. 75 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
HATHA FLOW & NIDRA
Sundays 10:30am with Melony. 75 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
Traditional Hatha Flow incorporating pranayama, meditation, and asana. Suitable for all levels. You will be encouraged to practice each day as you are, and to allow your body to guide you into the pose with ease and grace. This class will feature 20-30 minutes of Yoga Nidra as your svasana!
Wednesdays 10am and 7:15pm with Ross. 75 min class. Drop in available when space permits.
Arkaya means "light," "healing" and "inspiration." The practices are rooted in classical Yoga and traditional Tantra and have been systematized by the founder of Arkaya, Yogacharini Maitreyi.
This class is gentle & mindful, suitable for all levels of practitioner. Students will learn to cultivate the invaluable foundations of a true yoga practice - awareness and alignment of body, emotions and mind along with proper breathing. The result is a state of relaxed, alert wellbeing and alignment with one's higher mind and potentials. With consistent practice, students will begin to experience more ease in their lives and be able to respond rather than react to situations as they arise.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11:15am with Tess. Drop in available when space permits.
This is a weekly Yoga Series connecting you to your body’s energy system and activating the flow of energy (prana). Each week you will learn the fundamental yoga poses (asana), breath (pranayama) and intention (mantra) to create a personal practice that works for your body. In each class you will learn the fundamental series of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. You will leave class with a clearer mind and a more relaxed body while developing a practice that you can take home to your mat for everyday use.
MATURE ADULT YOGA (50+)
Mondays 10am. 90 minute class. PRE-REGISTERED SESSION - PLEASE CONTACT LYNE DIRECTLY TO REGISTER
(604)989-0742 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to feel more flexible, less stiff and more relaxed and open in your body? This class is suitable for older adults who are new to Yoga or experienced students. Whether you are dealing with pain resulting from a car accident, an injury, experiencing chronic pain, or hold stress-related tensions, you will benefit by working at your own level. You will be guided to connect to the natural flow of your breath and do floor practices that gently warm up and open all areas of your body to release physical tensions. We will work with poses (asanas), breath (pranayama) and quietening practices (meditation and relaxation). I will invite you to cultivate both strength and flexibility while staying engaged, present and relaxed with whatever your experience is. Modifications will be offered to suit all levels of ability. You will be challenged to stretch your limits while learning in a safe way.
Each class will include a short Tensegrity* sequence to access the deep myofascial lines and explore connections from the core to the limbs. Please bring a blanket, and your own yoga equipment if you have it.
*The Tensegrity Repair Series was developed by senior Vijnana Yoga teacher Gioia Irwin. It is a sequence of movements designed to tone and strengthen the core and bring more flexibility and function to the energy network of the body’s connective tissue system (muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments). It helps to break down adhesions within and rehydrate fascia especially if you have had surgery and after injuries.
Mondays, 10 - 11:30
April 8 to June 24(10 weeks) $150
(no classes April 22 , May 20)
Drop-ins welcome, space permitting, $17
$6 supplement with Myoga punch card